Additional information has been released concerning a 6-year-old Arkansas boy found dead under the floor of his family home in Moro.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Ashley Rolland, 28, and Nathan Bridges, 33, were arrested by the Arkansas State Police and charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse, tampering with physical evidence, and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Rolland is believed to be the children’s mother, and Bridges is her boyfriend.
“Based on initial findings, it’s believed the boy died from injuries sustained in the home, possibly three months ago,” police said. “The state medical examiner will determine the manner and cause of death.”
A young girl in the home was found with burns on her scalp, according to Fox News Digital. She was taken to a Memphis hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.
The incident reportedly unfolded when the children’s grandmother showed up to pick the children up after paying a “ridiculous amount of money,” to get court-ordered visitation on the weekends, according to a GoFundMe fundraiser.
When she arrived at the home, the 6-year-old reportedly looked malnourished and had signs of abuse. She reportedly looked malnourished, had cracked ribs, and had her hair shaved off, with burns on her scalp.
‘These injuries are presumed to be from her mother and the mother’s boyfriend,” the GFM fundraiser organizer, Anita Widby, said.
Police began investigating the incident and later told the grandmother that the deceased boy had been found uncer the floor of the family home.
The state medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Both suspects remain behind bars.
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